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Adopt a pet today

Our Animal Centre’s full of hundreds of beautiful cats, dogs, kittens and puppies – as well as other animals such as horses, ducks, rabbits and budgies – so you can be sure of finding the pet that's exactly right for you. Click the blocks alongside for just a small selection of pets available right now.

Or pop into our Animal Centre in Grassy Park to meet them face to face!

Dedicated kennel staff aim to match furry friends with loving and responsible owners. Working hand-in-paw with our animal behaviourist, they assess the temperament of each animal to see what kind of owner would suit them best.

That’s good news for families with young children, the elderly – in fact, anyone who really cares about finding the perfect pet. Click here to see what others are saying about their new best friends!

More good news is that your SPCA friend is prepared for his or her new home by being sterilised, vaccinated, de-wormed, microchipped and given an ID disc.

And ... if you adopt now ... you'll get a free bag of Hill's Science Plan pet food to take home with your new dog or cat.

How to adopt a pet from the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.



How to adopt

Please fill in an adoption form (see below). This information helps us match you to the right pet.

Use the links on the right to see which animals need good homes now, or visit the SPCA to meet the animals available for adoption.

It costs R520 to adopt a cat and R570 for a dog, but you also take home a free bag of Hill's pet food. When applying to adopt a pet, please note that a non-refundable deposit of R100 is required, which is included in the total adoption fee. Please use "Adoptions" followed by your initial and surname as the beneficiary reference – and email proof of the deposit to or fax to 021 705 2127 for the attention of the SPCA Animal Centre.

If you feel walking through the kennels may be upsetting, you can make an appointment to meet a couple of animals (based on the information you’ve supplied on your adoption form) in the privacy of one of our exercise runs. This will give you time to get to know each animal and help you make your selection.

Dog Application Form
Cat Application Form

Please e-mail proof of deposit – using 'Adoptions' followed by your initial and surname as the beneficiary reference – to or fax to 021 705 2127


What happens next?

Once you’ve decided which dog or cat you’d like to adopt, one of our pre-placement officers visit your home.

This ensures that your property’s suitable for the animal concerned. We take into account:

  • Other animals in the family.
  • Children’s ages
  • Level of familiy’s activity (whether the dog will be regularly exercised)
  • How long the dog, especially a puppy, will be left alone
  • Size of property

Hill’s Helps Give Adopted Pets a New Start

To help give your newly adopted pet the best new start, Hill’s will be giving all pet owners adopting a pet at the SPCA a small bag of Hill’s Science Plan.

Kittens receive a starter kit, which includes a 400g Science Plan bag and 2 pouches. Cats receive a 400g bag of Science Plan Adult or a 300g bag of Science Plan Mature Adult.

HillsPuppies receive a starter kit, which includes a 1kg Science Plan bag. Small and medium dogs will take home a 1kg bag of Science Plan Adult or Mature Adult Mini or Medium. Large breeds will take home a 3kg bag of Science Plan Adult or Mature Adult Large Breed.

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10 good reasons to adopt from the SPCA
  1. By applying our thorough adoption process, we’ll help you select the right companion animal for you and your family.
  2. You’ll get a healthy animal – each dog and cat is given a full veterinary examination and there is free SPCA medical care in the unlikely event that your animal gets sick in the first two weeks after going home.
  3. You’ll save money – it costs R520 to adopt a cat and R570 to adopt a dog from the SPCA, which includes sterilisation, vaccinations, de-worming, pet identity micro-chip and ID disc.
  4. You’ll know your new pet’s temperament – all adoption animals undergo a behavioural assessment and guidance is offered on their likes and dislikes.
  5. There’s always a great selection of breeds and personalities to choose from – whatever your preference we are sure to have the perfect canine or feline friend for you.
  6. You’ll receive great service from people who care – despite the large volume of animals, each one is treated compassionately and with respect, just as our potential adopters are!
  7. You’ll save a life and also help another animal, who can take over the shelter space that you have freed up
  8. You’ll be setting an example for others to follow and affirming that shelter animals make great companion animals!
  9. You’ll get a free bag of Hill’s pet food, the pet food most recommended by vets.
  10. Your adopted pet will be more appreciative than you could imagine and is likely to show his or her gratitude by offering you unconditional love.


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